"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39 NIV (c) 2011
Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Is the love of God synonymous with the salvation of God?
"The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." 2 Corinthians 4:4
Is it a valid excuse on judgment day to say The god of this age--satan--blinded my mind, so I could not see?
To me, there is as much validity in that excuse as Adam's and Eve's excuses in the Garden of Eden.
But what about the person who once professed belief in Christ and now rejects it? His/her eyes now blinded by satan's logic, reason, rationale and disbelief--Where will that person spend eternity? Can a Believer ever truly unbelieve? Would this person be an example of the seed that withers, or is plucked up by the birds, or never really took root in the soil?
I ask these things because I have a friend who once followed Jesus and believed in Him. Now, this friend denies belief in Jesus and Christianity. What say you?